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Central Employment are looking for a Multi Skilled Engineer (Electrical bias) to join a well-established, plastic packaging manufacturer. The company have a growing product base which is supplied to various retailers throughout the UK. The role requires a candidate who is able to work a 24/7 shift pattern and will be based at their site in Sunderland.


Reporting into the Group Engineering Manager, duties will include:

* Carry out planned maintenance activities as scheduled by the maintenance plan

* Attend and repair breakdowns as required, and report all actions carried out and any further actions required

* Report in a comprehensive manner, all work activities carried out on a daily/shift basis

* Be proactive in preventing equipment failures and improving overall equipment performance by generating and implementing ideas and modifications

* Provide a service that meets agreed service levels, including minimising downtime and communicating effectively with relevant personnel

* Provide a service that meets food packaging standards, whilst maintaining standards of housekeeping and personal hygiene

* Maintain and help improve health and safety standards and ensure that staff work in a safe environment by eliminating, minimising and controlling risks to themselves and others

* Cooperate with contractors and as far as possible ensure their adherence to site rules, health and safety and food safety standards

* Undertake training as required to further enhance individual's skills and knowledge so that the level of support to the front line operations remains effective and efficient

* Train others if required so that they are able to carry out their expected work duties to the required standards

* Identify performance issues and implement appropriate and pragmatic solutions through the use of problem solving skills, tools and techniques

* In consultation with the appropriate personnel, be able to correctly prioritise the work load for the overall benefit of the site performance

* Must be able to work to agreed deadlines where necessary

* Must be willing to work under the guidance of departmental and site KPI's to maximise business performance

* Be on-call one weekend in 4 between the hours of 6.30am and 22.30pm Saturday and Sunday, £40 on call payment plus 2 hours minimum payment

The successful candidate will be:

* Educated to HNC standard (or equivalent) or higher in Electrical Engineering is essential

* Time-served with electrical bias to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent)

* Post apprenticeship, preferably in a high speed, high volume manufacturing environment (plastic packaging environment an advantage)

* A proven practitioner of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, problem solving and continuous improvement skills


* Must have a proven ability in diagnostic fault finding under pressure of production

* Must have proven experience in PLC Control systems, and PLC fault finding experience in servo drivers and RS Networks (including Ethernet, DeviceNet communications)

* The majority of day-to-day activities are mechanical, so mechanical experience and background is essential

* Familiarity with the use of PC equipment is essential

* Proven experience of working with the AB PowerFlex range of AC Inverters

* Familiar with TPM principles including 5S. Use of computerised maintenance management systems, but not essential

* If possible, 18th Edition certification for electrical work

* Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of team

Salary £18 an hour (consolidated rate which uincludes compensation for 24/7 shift pattern) - approximatey £39,312

The first week or two will be on dayshift and will be paid at £14.50 rate until the start of 24/7 pattern

All overtime paid at single time

Shifts 12 hour shifts alternating days and nights 6.30am - 18.30pm & 18.30pm -6.30am (shift pattern attached) operate two 36 hour and two 48 hour weeks in every 28 days
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